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The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Yoel Kahn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

According to the Talmud (Menahot 43b), a Jewish man should give thanks each day “not having been made a gentile … a woman … nor a slave.” This study traces the history of this text in the Jewish ... More


Conclusion

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The continuous thread which links the diverse history of this liturgical text is the ongoing desire to establish authenticity. Within their respective cultural-religious systems, the Hellenistic and ... More


Censorship in Medieval and Renaissance Liturgy

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Beginning as early as the mid-thirteenth century, the Church condemned the use of the word goy (gentile) in Jewish texts. For hundreds of years after, Jews engaged in negotiation, bribery and ... More


Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim

Ruth Langer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199783175
eISBN:
9780199919161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199783175.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The birkat haminim is a prayer in the weekday Jewish liturgy for the removal of those categories of humans who prevent messianic redemption. Its earliest known texts, themselves medieval, curse ... More


Living with Censorship?: Early Modern Realities

Ruth Langer

in Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199783175
eISBN:
9780199919161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199783175.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Christian polemics continue to target the birkat haminim in the early modern period, sometimes spearheaded by baptized Jews like Pfefferkorn (rebutted by Reuchlin) and Margaritha, but joined by ... More


Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Josh Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479876433
eISBN:
9781479851584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876433.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jews have played an integral role in the history of obscenity in America. For most of the 20th century, Jewish entrepreneurs and editors led the charge against obscenity laws. Jewish lawyers battled ... More


Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Naomi Seidman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reads translation history through the lens of Jewish–Christian difference, which, conversely, it views as an effect of translation. Subjecting translation to a theological-political ... More


Translation and Assimilation: Singer in America

in Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the English translations of Singer's work, focusing particularly on “Gimpel the Fool,” Singer's first short story to be translated, and “Zeidlus the Pope.” The English versions ... More


From Safed to Venice—Abraham ben Asher and the Publication of the ʾOr ha-Sekhel

Benjamin Williams

in Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198759232
eISBN:
9780191819858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759232.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter examines sources of information about Abraham ben Asher’s biography and the publication of the ʾOr ha-Sekhel. It considers the role of Senior b. Judah Falcon in bringing the work to ... More


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